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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Sunday (Apr 5) reported 179 new coronavirus cases, raising the cumulative total to 3,662 cases as Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy grapples with the highest number of infections in the region. The new cases include four deaths, raising the tally to 61 people who have died as of noon on Sunday, the health
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MANILA: Priests delivered blessings from the back of trucks and motorised tricycles in the Philippine Sunday (Apr 5), adapting the deeply Catholic nation’s traditions to the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. Locals lined up in front of their homes in a district of Manila, which is entering its fourth week of a lockdown that has
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BEIJING: A leading Chinese human rights lawyer has been released from prison after almost five years behind bars, his wife said Sunday (Apr 5). Wang Quanzhang, 44, was first detained in 2015 in a sweeping crackdown on more than 200 lawyers and government critics in China as President Xi Jinping tightened his grip on power.
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock and Britain’s Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak leave Downing Street in London, Britain, September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – British Health Secretary Matt Hancock on Sunday denied there was any disagreement with Finance Minister Rishi Sunak about when lockdown restrictions to fight the coronavirus
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BANGKOK: Thailand reported 102 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths, the country’s public health ministry said on Sunday (Apr 5).  The latest numbers raised the total in the Southeast Asian nation to 2,169 cases.  Advertisement Advertisement Twenty-three people have died in Thailand since the outbreak first emerged in January. On Friday, police and soldiers set
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SINGAPORE: The Singapore Government will no longer discourage people from wearing face masks and will be distributing reusable masks to all households, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Friday (Apr 3).   This comes amid a changing COVID-19 situation, where there is now evidence that an asymptomatic person can still pass on the virus to others. 
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FILE PHOTO: Athletics – World Athletics Championships – Doha 2019 – Men’s Pole Vault Qualification – Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar – September 28, 2019 France’s Renaud Lavillenie in action REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel PARIS (Reuters) – France’s former Olympic pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie has found a way to keep his competitive juices flowing during the
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(Reuters) – United Airlines (UAL.O) said late Saturday it will drastically reduce flights to two New York City airports amid the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: United Airlines passenger jets taxi with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren United said starting Sunday it
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s lower house of Congress approved a constitutional amendment for a “war budget” to separate coronavirus-related spending from the government’s main budget and shield the economy as the country surpassed 10,000 confirmed cases. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro adjusts his protective face mask during a news conference to announce measures to
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BEIJING: Mainland China reported 30 new coronavirus cases on Saturday (Apr 4), up from 19 a day earlier as the number of cases involving travellers from abroad as well as local transmissions increased, highlighting the difficulty in stamping out the outbreak. The National Health Commission said in a statement on Sunday that 25 of the latest
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FILE PHOTO: The NBA logo is displayed as people pass by the NBA Store in New York City, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The NBA, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets are collaborating with China’s consul general Huang Ping to donate one million surgical masks to the New York City area, governor
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FILE PHOTO: The NFL logo is pictured at an event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri The 2020 NFL Draft now will be a stay-at-home affair as top team officials will participate in the April 23-25 event from their individual residences, ESPN reported Saturday. With
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FILE PHOTO: Mar 8, 2020; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) throws against the New York Mets in the first inning at Clover Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports Veteran Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander said he will donate his adjusted paycheck during MLB’s coronavirus shutdown to multiple
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FILE PHOTO: Isabel dos Santos, Chairwoman of Sonangol, speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event in London, Britain, October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LISBON (Reuters) – Sonaecom, sub-holding of Portugal’s Sonae, said on Saturday evening a Lisbon court seized shares in telecommunications firm NOS of a holding company it co-owned with former first-daughter and Angolan
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